Hugh Cronyn

1905 - 1996

Artist biography

Hugh Cronyn was a visual artist, Born in 1905, Hugh Cronyn passed away in 1996. Artists like Lood Van Bonnekom, Charles Theadore Allenbrook, Pere Borrell Bertran, Cécile Couroux, and Ferenc Csucs were also born in 1905.

Further Biographical Context for Hugh Cronyn

Hugh Cronyn was born in 1905 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1920s. Key artistic developments that had been established in the earlier part of the 20th century continued to be worked on during the 1920s and 1930s. During this period the careers of a number of inspiring and pioneering artists began to blossom, yet at the same time there was an atmosphere of consideration and solemnity following the horrors of the First World War. Significant shifts in politics were happening worldwide, and Marxism took a strong grip as an ideology within artist groups and communities. The leading focus for art during this time was on Freudian theory and the human subconscious, and these ideas were best represented by artists including Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Andre Breton, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux, whilst in Paris, artists such as Brancusi, Modigliani and Soutine established methods of art which were expressive and dynamic.

Hugh Cronyn

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